Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
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Medical knowledge and techniques inevitably advance more quickly than ethics and law, and nowhere is this more evident than in treatments at the beginning and end of life. Prenatal and pre-implantation genetic tests can now identify an increasing number of inherited medical conditions, and women may choose to terminate their pregnancy. More tiny premature infants can be kept alive in neonatal intensive care units but many will have life-long health problems. Elderly patients are often kept alive when they would rather die because health professionals are concerned about potential liability. This subject examines what ethical principles should guide decision making in these cases, what is the law and is it right?
Principle topics will include the law on:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Class presentation (10%)
2,000 word presentation paper (20%) (23 July)
7,000 word research paper (70%) (11 October) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subject-details/sid/5275|
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